Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed the weekend.
To those of you who celebrated, Happy (belated) Easter! We had a fun couple of days filled with lots of friends and productivity. This week is going to be a crazy one, so I don’t know if I’m going to be able to check in daily, but that’s the plan.
Today marks my official last week of working at the gym. I’ll be covering a lot of extra sessions and classes Wednesday through Friday … I figured I might as well go out with a bang, right?
It’s all very bittersweet.
In case you think you missed it, no, I haven’t publicly shared where we are planning on moving to yet, and the point isn’t to be secretive or create anticipation. Truth is, we have our eyes set on one clear plan, but there are still a couple of eleventh hour job opportunities in different locations that haven’t supplied a “yes” or “no” just yet. Life is an adventure, that’s for sure!
We will know more in the next week, so I plan to share the official news when it feels more official. Until then, here’s what we’ve been up to in Michigan lately.
I didn’t make plans for Good Friday until some of my girlfriends asked me to join them for dinner and then worship service at our church later that night. We chose MOD Pizza, which is one of my local favorites.
We all ordered create-your-own mini pizzas, and I could have easily eaten more. We had a great couple of hours of worship and then met Scott and some of our guy friends at Sagebrush Cantina for late night karaoke and shenanigans. I didn’t sing, but, as predicted, Scott represented the Hesingtons well.
My Saturday started on an early note with a 7 a.m. 1-on-1 training session at the gym. Unfortunately, my client overslept, so I made some coffee, caught up on Snapchat, (spilled my coffee everywhere), and then made a Starbucks run to cheer me up before my 8 a.m. class.
By the way, I’ve been loving seeing some of you guys on Snapchat! (You can find me by searching username: lifenleggings.)
I came home to a house full of busy bees, thanks to our friend, Adam, who came over to help us pack. We got most of the kitchen purged and ready to go and sold a handful of bigger items that we don’t plan on taking with us on Craigslist throughout the day. It was great!
Saturday night was a fun, yet sad one. We planned a casual going away party, mostly to be able to spend some time with our Michigan friends before we leave The Mitten sometime next week.
Goodbyes are never easy. While I am truly excited about the next chapter in Scott and I’s lives together, that doesn’t make it easy to leave the people you love.
Earlier in the week, I reserved an area at Rochester Mills Beer Co. for people to come and go as they please. It was so nice to see such a great turnout, and we were pleasantly surprised to see more familiar faces that we expected as the night went on.
Thank you to all of those who came out (and even drove far) to see us! It really meant a lot to have you there.
Scott and I spent three and a half years in Michigan, and while we have been through a lot of challenges here, we have experienced a lot of greatness, too.
We love you guys and will miss you so much!
We continued an Easter morning tradition as we met Alex and Alex for a morning church service. In the past, we’ve captured awkwardly cheesy group photos with bunny ears on, and this year was no exception.
They went off to spend the holiday with family and Scott and I enjoyed the gorgeous, sunny weather with an afternoon walk around the neighborhood with Roadie.
It was up to 60 degrees by mid-afternoon, which made me really, really happy. Roadie enjoyed getting outside after a long winter of being cooped up, and we even ran into a couple of geese friends at the pond. Okay, maybe they weren’t friends (I think we were sitting close to their nest or something because they became really upset and protective shortly after I snapped this photo!), but I liked seeing them out on the water.
Scott and I were invited to our friend Robin and her husband CJ’s house for Easter dinner. We were asked to bring an appetizer, so Scott whipped up his famous Sweet & Spicy Cream Cheese Dip to serve with crackers.
(This time we used green jalapeño jelly straight from his dad and step-mom’s farm!)
Robin is an excellent cook, and her table decorations always look so cute and put together. With both of our families out of state, it was really nice to be surrounded by friends and fellowship on the special holiday.
We left with extremely full bellies, and spent the rest of our Sunday getting ready to gear up for a busy week. I hope you have a great one!
» Linking up my weekend snapshots with Erin and Katie.
See you tomorrow!
What a great weekend! So fun you had so many friends come to bid you farewell. Looks like it was an awesome send off!
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It was! We’re still here for another weekend, but it was good to see everyone before the final weekend of packing and such. Very bittersweet!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I love the bunny ear photos! Glad you had such a good going away party!
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Haha, thanks! Can’t break tradition 😉
Sounds like such an exciting time in your life. I recently made a pretty big move, it was within two weeks that I got a job and moved from Ohio to Georgia all right before my 23rd birthday, and I have to say it was one of the most humbling and best experiences of my life, hope your move is to you as well!
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That’s awesome, Hilary! And yes, it sounds like a huge move. I’m so glad you’re loving your new state and job. Enjoy Georgia!
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl
Looks like a lovely holiday, if bittersweet. Good luck for this next chapter!
Thanks so much, Alyssa! Have a great week 🙂
Patricia @ Sweet and Strong
So excited to see where you guys are moving to and literally read about this next chapter in your life. Sounds like a fun eventful weekend. We live far from family too, but I was excited some of my family came to visit my husband and I this Easter weekend. Oh and OMG that pizza looks amazing, I looked it up and I have one about an hour from me that I’m willing to drive to for it! =)
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Thank you so much for following, Patricia! It’s challenging being so far from family. Glad you were able to celebrate with them 🙂
Lily @ life, love, and cupcakes
Sounds like a wonderful Easter weekend! And what an awesome going away party! Can’t wait to hear where you’re headed!
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